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Government, Business, Safety

Canadian Provinces Team With North Dakota to Vaccinate Cross-Border Truckers

Premier Brian Pallister and Gov. Doug Burgum, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallster and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burnum (on screen). (Manitoba Government via YouTube)

Leaders from North Dakota and two Canadian provinces have reached agreements to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to Canada-based truckers who cross the border to deliver goods.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 4, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Nevada DOT Construction Project Involves Large-Truck Restrictions

Lake Tahoe Lake Tahoe's northeast shore looking north toward Incline Village. (Scott Sonner/AP)

The Nevada Department of Transportation recently announced commercial truck restrictions on a Lake Tahoe-area highway as the agency undertakes a construction project.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 3, 2021
Equipment, Safety

ATA Unveils Battle of the States

Scott Woodrome FedEx Freight driver Scott Woodrome addressed the crowd after being crowned grand champion of the 2019 National Truck Driving Championships. Last year's and this year's in-person NTDC events were canceled. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The National Battle of the States: Virtual Truck Driving Championships will take the place of this year's National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships, which were canceled because of COVID-19 concerns.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 3, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

States Eye Federal Cash, Go Slow on Road Taxes

State Road Illinois road construction. (Seth Perlman/Associated Press)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Raising state taxes to improve roads and bridges is one of the few things many Republican and Democratic lawmakers have agreed on in recent years.

David A. Lieb | Associated Press
May 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Kroger Joins Drone Delivery Race With Pilot From Ohio Store

Kroger Kroger Co.

Kroger Co. is diving into drone delivery, starting a pilot at a store near its Cincinnati headquarters.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2021
Safety

Reduce Your Risk Kit

Omnitracs Whitepaper

Risky driving and fatal crashes surged in 2020. As a result, your drivers are dealing with even more difficult roadways and must stay vigilant with their own safety. But you know that safer driving doesn’t just happen. It takes strategic planning, training, coaching, and proven technology to successfully reduce risk in, and around, your vehicles. We are here to help. We have compiled our most effective resources to help kickstart – or revitalize – your safety action plan.  

May 1, 2021
Technology, Safety

How Dashcams Protect Your Drivers and Your Business

EROAD Whitepaper

Did you know fleets that adopt dash cams are in a better position to defend against claims?  From driver exoneration to protecting CSA scores, the benefits of dash cams are plentiful.   Download this white paper to learn about:  - The increasingly litigious landscape carriers operate in.  - How dash cams can protect your drivers and business.  - Things to consider when choosing dash cams for your fleet. 

May 1, 2021
Technology, Equipment, Safety

Rethink your shop, keep your fleet healthy.

Zonar Whitepaper

Unexpected vehicle breakdowns are disruptive and cost more than you think. Take control of your fleet maintenance. Predict and prevent breakdowns before they throw a wrench in your day. Read this white paper to learn about modern maintenance technologies that make you rethink your reactive maintenance workflows. Streamline processes to decrease breakdowns and compliance violations, reduce costs, and have a healthier fleet and more efficient shop. 

May 1, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Texas House Passes Bill That Would Help Curb Lawsuit Abuses

gavel Getty Images

The Texas House of Representatives has passed legislation that would help curb the growing trend of lawsuit abuse targeting commercial vehicles in Texas.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 30, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Policymakers Keep Autonomous Vehicles Bill on Senate’s Radar

Sen. Gary Peters Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) chairs the April 27 hearing titled, "Driving Innovation: The Future of Automotive Mobility, Safety, and Technology" (commerce.senate.gov)

Two of the key drivers of autonomous vehicle policy in Congress again touted its potential safety and economic benefits during a hearing with stakeholders.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 28, 2021

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